Jordan Peterson may have controversial ideas when it comes to politics and cultural phenomenon in general, but the man is not scared to clash against others with his beliefs. A Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, Jordan started receiving worldwide acclaim for his views on cultural and political issues. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Jordan Peterson.
Jordan Peterson was born on the 12th of June, 1962, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His family moved to Fairview when Jordan was young and he spent most of his early life in the village. The oldest of three children, Jordan’s mother, Beverley Peterson, was a librarian at the Fairview campus of Grande Prairie Regional College, and his father, Walter, was a school teacher. When he was 13-years of age, Jordan was fascinated by the writings of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and Ayn Rand. During his early years, Jordan worked for the New Democratic Party (NDP) but left at 18-years of age.
After graduating from Fairview High School, Jordan joined the Grande Prairie Regional College. He later transferred to the University of Alberta and graduated with a B.A. degree in political science in 1982. After graduating, Jordan went off to Europe and began studying the psychological origins of the Cold War, 20th-century European totalitarianism, and the works of Carl Jung, Friedrich Nietzsche, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and Fyodor Dostoevsky. He returned to the University of Alberta and graduated with a B.A. degree in psychology in 1984. He also earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology and remained as a post-doctoral fellow at McGill’s Douglas Hospital until June 1993.
After finishing his post-doctorate in 1993, Jordan joined Harvard University as an assistant professor in the psychology department. In July of 1998, Jordan decided to return to Canada and began working as a full-time faculty at the University of Toronto. Over the years, Jordan has researched on psychopharmacology, abnormal, neuro, clinical, personality, social, industrial and organizational, religious, ideological, political, and creativity psychology.
Jordan has been writing books right from his early days as a professor. His first book was published entitled Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief was published in 1999. The book was also adapted into a 13-part TV miniseries that aired on TVOntario. Jordan’s most recent offering came in the form of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, which was released in 2018.
Since 2013, Jordan also began recording his classes and began uploading them to YouTube. As of 2020, his channel, Jordan B Peterson, has over 2.88 million subscribers and over 154 million views. In 2016, Jordan also started a podcast under the name, The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast.
Over the years, Jordan has gathered massive fame due to his controversial views. His views on academics and political correctness, postmodernism and identity crisis, Bill C-16, Gender relations, and masculinity has earned Jordan a lot of media attention. His interview with Cathy Newman of Channel 4 went viral as Jordan laid out his views on the pay gap between genders.
As of 2020 Jordan Peterson has an estimated net worth of $3M.
Jordan is happily married to Tammy Roberts. The pair tied the knot in 1989 and have one son and daughter. Talking about his religion Jordan revealed that while he identifies as Christian but does not believe in God.